MIDLAND, MICHIGAN - June 18, 2012
Posted publicly every quarter, The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) 2015 Sustainability Goals Update is now available on dow.com. The first-quarter 2012 report includes sustainability case studies and progress updates for each of the Company’s seven Sustainability Goals, which were established in 2006.
In January, Dow published its first annual Progress Report on The Nature Conservancy collaboration. We also published the company’s first global Conservation Report, featuring the company’s conservation efforts around the globe.
In March, Dow announced two unique academic collaborations that will advance sustainability in the education arena: the Dow Sustainability Fellowship Program at the University of Michigan, and a strategic partnership with the University of Queensland.
Some story highlights from the first quarter report that illustrate how Dow people are bringing solutions to the forefront through unique collaborations and innovative science around the world:
Innovations for Tomorrow
We contribute to the sustainability of society and our planet by developing innovative technologies for current and future markets.
- Dow Solar names International Design to Zero Competition Winners
- Thought Leadership on Stage at GLOBE 2012
- Joint Commitment with Charles Darwin University signed
Partners for Change
We are leaders in advancing all aspects of sustainability, openly collaborating with customers, suppliers, communities, civil society and governments.
- SISCA Adds Nine New Universities Worldwide
- DAS India Contributes to Corporate Social Responsibility Program
- Expanded Commitment to Habitat for Humanity
Smart Solutions for Today
Our technologies enable our customers, and their customers, to develop more sustainable products and service.
- Dow Solar Announces First POWERHOUSE™ Authorized Dealers
- Insulation Products Receive Cradle to Cradle Certification Renewal
- Dow Thailand Earns Environmental Governance Award
Our infrastructure has a positive impact on our company, our communities and ourselves; our operations are a model for others, wherever we operate.
- TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award
- Sharing Laboratory Safety Expertise with University of Minnesota
- Ranked #7 in S&P 500 Clean Capitalism Rankings
For more information about Dow’s sustainability practices, visit www.dow.com/sustainability.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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